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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by Wildlover » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:42 pm

Fact it hapens with the Indian Myna. If a chick is toched by a human its mother will rejeckt it emediatly.

it does not happen with all birds but will happen with some..
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by Tom124 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:44 pm

Predominantly fact.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by Toko » Sun Sep 12, 2010 6:54 pm

More myth than fact: Birds have relatively small and simple olfactory nerves, which limit their sense of smell and can not detect human scent. The fact is, birds will abandon their young and their nest becaus of disturbance.

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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread post by bishop3006 » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:00 pm

Ag sies Fairy-girl, you know I love answering much more than questioning! And her eI thought you're going to do the honourable thing and post a question! :tongue:

Will get one up, hopefully soon. :hmz:
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread post by BushFairy » Sun Sep 12, 2010 8:02 pm

bishop3006 wrote:Ag sies Fairy-girl, you know I love answering much more than questioning! And her eI thought you're going to do the honourable thing and post a question! :tongue:

:lol: :lol: :lol: Sorry bishie!! :tongue:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by BushFairy » Wed Sep 15, 2010 7:02 pm

Here is my answer accoridng to "Animal myth busters" on National Geographic's website:

Myth
Mother birds will reject their babies if they've been touched by humans.

How It Started
Well-meaning humans who find a chick on the ground may want to return the baby bird to the nest. But the bird is probably learning to fly and shouldn't be disturbed. The tale may have been invented to keep people from handling young birds.

Why It's Not True
"Most birds have a poorly developed sense of smell," says Michael Mace, bird curator at San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park. "They won't notice a human scent." One exception: vultures, who sniff out dead animals for dinner. But you wouldn't want to mess with a vulture anyway!


So while there are exceptions to the rule, this is generally a myth!!

Therefore, TOKO, you are IT!!! :dance: :dance: :dance:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by koedoe » Wed Sep 15, 2010 10:28 pm

Myth.
There is no poison in a quill, but it can kill animals by piercing the skin and infection occurs in that wound or where it penetrates the tongue the animal will starve to death.
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Re: True or False? (RV)

Unread post by bishop3006 » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:37 am

Let us try the little dainty Damara dik-dik, Madoqua kirkii damarensis, for a change:

1. The colour is a matt reddish-brown.
2. The tuft of hear is an indication of the "mood". It is normally in the upright position and is pulled down flat when the animal is nervous or danger is apparent.
3. The wide black ring around the eyes is characteristic in identification of this dainty of the arid areas.
4. The nose doesn't have the usual external snout opening like with other animals, giving it a trunk-like appearance.
5. The hard, bony hooves protect the animal's feet on the hard arid ground, allowing it to move around in these inhospitable areas.
6. The ram is about 15-20% smaller than the ewe.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Thu Sep 16, 2010 2:24 pm

i think that's a myth. there might be exceptions to the rule though.
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by AKadwa » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:37 pm

Myth I think. :mrgreen:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by Toko » Thu Sep 16, 2010 5:42 pm

koedoe :clap: :clap: :clap: you are right. IT :thumbs_up:

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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by koedoe » Thu Sep 16, 2010 7:29 pm

Thanks :dance: :dance:
the very small porcupine quills make great tooth pics in the veld (no poison)

Myth or Fact
The Black Mamba (fastest snake in Africa) can catch a horse in full gallop?
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by wildflowergirl » Fri Sep 17, 2010 11:58 am

i would say that's a myth. it sounds a bit far fetched. the snake would rather go the opposite direction or away from the galloping horse. :hmz:
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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by AKadwa » Fri Sep 17, 2010 12:05 pm

myth.
The black mamba IS the fastest snake in the world but snakes are not generally fast creatures. The average maximum speed of a black mamba is around 20km/h whereas that of a galloping horse is around 64km/h. I think. so, I would say, definitely a myth.

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Re: Fact or myth (RV)

Unread post by koedoe » Fri Sep 17, 2010 5:06 pm

That's a myth!!!
wildflowergirl, AKadwa both right!! :clap: :clap: :clap:
wildflowergirl you were 1st so take away IT!!!
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